April 6, 1927 ~ January 20, 2002

Born in: Shawnee, OK,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Bernice Gunter Ownbey, 74, of 19 Hickory Tree Road, Asheville, died Sunday, January 20, 2002, at her home. Mrs. Ownbey was born in Shawnee, OK, and was a daughter of the late Pascal and Hester Jenkins Gunter. She had retired to Asheville in 1980. Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Louis Carter Ownbey; one daughter, Pam Farrar of Memphis, TN; one son, Mike R. Ownbey of Swannanoa; one brother, Gene Gunter of Asheville; two grandchildren, Holly Bobbitt and Angela Oswalt, and one great-granddaughter, Caitlyn Bobbitt, all of Memphis. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Duckworth officiating. Burial will be at Acton United Methodist Church Cemetery. Her family will receive friends at the funeral home thirty minutes prior to the service.

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  1. I would like for all of you to know how sorry I am to hear of Mrs. Owenby’s passing.
    I met her once with Lou, when they came to Horizons for dinner.
    She was a charming and lovely woman.
    My deepest sympathy,

    Suel Anglin
    The Grove Park Inn

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  2. A friend is one who strengthens you with Prayers, blesses you with love, and encourages you with hope. ~ And forever in your heart they remain. ~

    MY DEAR FRIEND BERNICE—
    We shared the
    kind of friendship
    that grew deeper
    through the years,

    We saw the ups,
    we knew the downs,
    we shared the
    smiles and tears.

    And through it all,
    I’ve learned one thing
    that there could never be,

    A dearer friend
    in all the world
    than the one
    you were to me.

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  3. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE WARMTH AND SMILE OF THIS GREAT LADY, SHE WILL LIVE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS AND MEMORIES.
    GOD BLESS THE FAMILY TODAY AND ALWAYS.

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  4. Lou,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife Bernice. My thoughts are with you.
    Kim McCormick
    GPI/F&B Office

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